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Proposed rule would delay questions about criminal history
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would prohibit federal agencies from asking certain job applicants questions about criminal and credit history until a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Africa leaders, conservationists seek end to slaughter of elephants, rhinos
A police officer looks at a northern white rhino, only three of its kind left in the world, as it moves in an enclosed and constantly protected perimeter ahead of the Giants Club Summit, Ol Pejeta conservancy near the town of NanyukiBy Edmund Blair MOUNT KENYA, Kenya (Reuters) - The future of Africa's elephants and rhinos depends on the ability of the continent's nations to battle together against poaching, Kenya's president and conservationists said on Friday as they met at an East African summit. Signalling its commitment, Kenya will burn 105 tonnes of seized ivory on Saturday, seeking to send a message that the real value of tusks when they are on the live animals that draw tourists to Africa's savannas and forests, where herds have been decimated. From 1.2 million in the 1970s, the number of elephants roaming Africa has plunged to around 400,000.

AP Newsbreak: SF official releases more police racist texts
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi gestures while standing beside a picture of police officer Jason Lai during a news conference in San Francisco. San Francisco’s police chief has ordered “effective immediately” that every sworn officer attend an anti-harassment class while he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages. Investigators found the text messages on the personal phones of during criminal probes of former officer Jason Lai and retired Lt. Curtis Liu. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief has ordered "effective immediately" that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, even as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages.

Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Cal
A Trump supporter clashes with protesters outside a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries.

North Korea gives Korean-American 10 years hard labour: Xinhua
Kim Dong-Chul, who was arrested on espionage charges in October last year, has been sentenced to 10 years with hard labour in North KoreaNorth Korea on Friday sentenced a detained Korean-American, Kim Dong-Chul, to 10 years hard labour on charges of subversion and espionage, China's official Xinhua news agency said. The announcement, which comes at a time of elevated military tensions on the Korean peninsula, followed an even harsher sentence of 15 years hard labour passed last month on a US student, Otto Warmbier, for stealing a propaganda banner from a tourist hotel in Pyongyang. The brief Xinhua despatch from Pyongyang said Kim's penalty was handed down by North Korea's Supreme Court.